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Breeders Cup 2015

St Nicholas Abbey Loses Battle to Colic

St Nicholas Abbey 615 X 400
Photo: Eclipse Sportswire - Ryan Lasek


In a press release today on the Coolmore website, the death of St Nicholas Abbey was announced.


Regretfully St Nicholas Abbey has lost his brave battle after suffering a colic this morning. Surgery revealed a severe strangulating colon torsion that was unviable and he had to be euthanized on humane grounds. This is extremely unfortunate as St Nicholas Abbey had been in terrific form, the laminitis was resolving very well and the fracture had healed better than expected.

Coolmore would like to thank the surgeons, the international experts and all the staff at Fethard Equine Hospital who gave him such excellent care 24/7. We would also like to thank the multitude of well-wishers for all the cards and messages of support for St Nicholas Abbey. He will be buried in the graveyard here at Coolmore.


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